Mike Bruton 
Member since Feb 9, 2014

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Recent Comments

Re: “For undocumented workers, a rock and a hard place

"California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Vermont, and Washington, as well as Washington, D.C,, issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants." --from a 2 second Google search.

Why doesn't NYS issue driver's licenses to undocumented workers/illegal immigrants?

To Rich Funke: You make $79,500 a year and a portion of that money comes from undocumented workers. Every time they buy anything they pay taxes. If they buy a car, it's taxed. Rent money goes to pay taxes. If they go to Walmart for a flat-screen and buy cable television and internet, it gets taxed. So, Mr. Funke, don't you forget that you work for them. It's too bad they can't vote, because they would vote you out of office. You don't want to help the people who pay your salary? Shame on you. Either help them out or work for free.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 03/22/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Trump's Big Ball of Awful

There isn't going to be a wall between the U.S. and Mexico. His book should have been titled, " Art of the Con". When Trump said, " We're going to build a wall", he couldn't believe that people took it seriously. And then when he added, " and Mexico will pay for the wall.", people not only took it seriously, but they loved hearing it. Trump says what people love to hear. Con man Trump, Con man Trump, Con man Trump. People don't want to hear it.

Forget about the wall, and the military, Putin, Russia, immigrants, hate, and everything else. Trump needs to fix economic disparity. Anything else is subterfuge.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/28/2017 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Politics, violence, and the city’s mayoral race

The media reported that in Cleveland in 2015, 101 of the 120 homicides involved guns. This sounds like the liberal anti-gun bias that it is. We should be provided with details of each individual incident. We all know, that unless you get too close to an MRI scanner, guns don't just jump up and fire off rounds by themselves. And what about the 19 homicides that didn't involve guns? More balanced reporting please. I'm sick of being told what to believe.

(Note: According to the RIT report, there were 78 homicides in Cleveland during 2015. Several articles I read stated that there were 120.)

I thought there was a big spike in homicides right after Lovely Warren was elected. I needed this article to prove me wrong. I'll admit to having imagined something that didn't pan out to be the reality and I don't think I'm the only one who had such thoughts.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/21/2017 at 12:32 AM

Re: “Mark IV plans apartment complex for Karges Place in Swillburg

We shouldn't call $700 a month for a studio apartment affordable as long as there are people standing in front of McDonalds with "Fight For 15" signs. The truth is that if someone works 40 hours a week at $15/hour, then $700 would be about 1/3 of the take-home amount of the paycheck.

I've never been a fan of the fight for 15 movement, but something has to give. The numbers don't lie. You can't have it both ways, and so I'm beginning to believe that maybe these people should be out there protesting and the people who think this is affordable housing should be listening to them.

6 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/15/2017 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Ridesharing legislation clears Senate

My sister's family visited NYC this past Christmas with plans of using Uber, but they used taxi cabs instead. If Uber and taxi's can coexist in NYC, then why can't they in Rochester?

I'm very dissatisfied with our state politicians who say that they want ride-sharing and think that's good enough. To me it's completely unacceptable. Please just hurry up and do your jobs. I need to know one way or another. Give me a date when Uber is going to be here and if it's not happening, then that's information I need to know so I can move on.

My want to purchase a specific car with plans to use it to drive for Uber. I'm ready to buy the car today, and so I need to know today.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/14/2017 at 1:15 PM

Re: “The risks we face in the next race for mayor

I agree that Warren will most likely beat both Rachel and Sheppard. I had previously thought that Rachel would choose to support Jim Sheppard in hopes of getting a job in his administration. Maybe she'll still do this.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 02/10/2017 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Democracy is fragile: learning from history

"The only thing we have to fear is me." --President Donald J. Trump.

Just thinking about this Friday.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mike Bruton on 01/16/2017 at 10:42 PM

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